As seen from Saddamís perspective
by Bhim Singh: Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi. Rs 495.
is much to admire and know about the people and leadership of
a country that has stood up to the pressure of the only power
of the world for more than a decade.
make a telling difference
The Wise Monkey and Other Animal Stories
by Geeta Ramanujam (Illustrations by Ajanta Guhathakurta)
Puffin by Penguin, New Delhi. Pages 112. Rs. 199
are very few people who have the attitude, aptitude and acumen
to suggest positive and productive changes in the matters that
they choose to criticise.
could do with some education, indeed
Indian Education at Cross Road
by Ramnath Sharma, Shubhi Publications, 272, Rs 795
hegemonic designs prompted the British to impose a centralised
administrative structure (that included their own gradually
modified system of education) over India, one of the
unexpected offshoots (for the British) was the rise of
nationalism that eventually worked against vested imperial
critique of mental health issues that affect women
Mental Health from a Gender Perspective,
edited by Bhargavi V. Davar, Sage Publications, New Delhi.
Pages 427, Price Rs 595.
the concept of 'gender and mental health' had not been known
till the early nineties. However it became audible in many
professional and feminist circles by the year 1995. The
awareness of the need for mental health for women became more
sensuous story set in the hills
by Avinash Prem. Vale Publications, New Delhi. Pages 243. Rs
author, Avinash Prem belongs to Himachal Pradesh, and now
lives in Shimla. The former Brigadier of the Indian Army has
to his credit an earlier work of non-fiction, India ó A
soldierís view. In the book under review, the soldier
writes a sensuous story set in the remote tribal area of
A SPLASH of
light from the late-afternoon sun lingered at the foot of
Narimanís bed as he ended his nap and looked towards the
clock. It was almost six. He glanced down where the warm patch
had lured his toes. Knurled and twisted, rendered birdlike by
age, they luxuriated in the sunís comfort. His eyes fell